Moving & Handling Risk Assessment For Local Authority Managers (Introduction)


This entry level one and a half day course will provide the advanced knowledge and practical skills which managers need to undertake effective moving & handling risk assessments and to supervise staff who are involved in the handling of people and loads.

Number of Delegates: 3-10

Learning Objectives

  • Have a working knowledge of moving and handling and related legislation including Care in the Community, Human Rights, Mental Health Capacity and local policies
  • Understand the concept of ‘Balanced Decision Making’ in manual handling risk assessments
  • Be able to identify hazards, carry out manual handling risk assessments of people and loads and apply appropriate remedial measures in the classroom and the workplace
  • Have observed a demonstration of a range of manual handling techniques, devices and mechanical aids
  • Be able to recognise unsafe moving and handling practices

Course Outline

  • Cost of manual handling injuries
  • Setting the scene: case studies
  • Legal framework
  • How to do a manual handling risk assessment
  • Manual handling policy
  • Conclusion
  • Evaluation

What our clients say about us:

“I love the way the course was taught. I would love to come back for the next course”Respondent from London Borough of Enfield – 07/06/2011